Papers, 1767-1951 (bulk 1857-1929).


Papers, 1767-1951 (bulk 1857-1929).

The collection includes the correspondence, 1863-1895, of Marshall McDonald (1835-1895) of Berryville, Va., a faculty member of the Virginia Miliary Institute at Lexington, commissioner of fisheries of Virginia, and United States Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries in Washington, D.C. Also includes family and personal correspondence, 1857- 1925, of his wife, Mary Eliza (McCormick) McDonald (1840-1934) of Berryville, Lexington, and "Frankford," Clarke County, Va., especially with her sisters, and a commonplace book, 1860-1863, kept by her in Clarke County, Va.; correspondence, 1877-1951, of author and playwright Rose Mortimer Ellzey (MacDonald) Skoggs (1871-1953) of Berryville, Va., and Washington, D.C., as well as essays and other historical writings and miscellaneous papers; and scattered materials of other members of the McDonald family.

912 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7346910

Virginia Historical Society Library

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